I never manage to find anything I need or want, especially when I am in a hurry or I’m nervous.
Whether I have a bag or a purse, I always manage to fill it with receipts, tissue paper (It is a must when you are in China), hand sanitizers, hand cream, medicines(What if I fall sick?), and god knows what else.
My friends always say that my bag feels heavy to them. This is not just because my backpack itself is big (big but light), rather, it’s because I fill it with things that I may not need but that I think will be of help in the future. I have a small stock of medicines and band-aids, another stock of tissues, umbrella, water bottle, my chargers (phone and laptop), my power bank, my laptop of course (and my files, and stationery 😉 ), and nowadays, I carry a scarf, a pair of gloves and a hat in my bag because it’s very cold.
My bag or any other pocket that’s in my jacket is a bottomless pit. The pocket of my jacket always contains my student id, tissue paper, hand cream, earphones, keys, and sometimes my pen.
I always consider any pocket of mine or any of my belongings which serves the purpose of holding something as a black-hole. Here are some similarities that I have found between my pockets and a black hole:
They both pull matter (and energy for the black hole) into themselves. Anything that is in my hand goes straight in my pocket because I am quite careless as a human being and my belongings know as much about me. That’s why they act as magnets to whatever is in my hands and pull it in.
Black holes are small in size (small but powerful) just like my bag or pocket.
With no force to check gravity, a budding black hole shrinks to zero volume—at which point it is infinitely dense. With nothing inside my bag is as light as a feather, and my pocket shrinks.
Black holes pull matter and even energy into themselves—but no more so than other stars or cosmic objects of similar mass. My bag attracts whatever is in my hands. It is an unconscious effort on my part as I am always losing things otherwise I will misplace my things. So putting them in my pocket/bag help me stay “accountable” to myself.
Black holes can accrue limitless amounts of matter; they simply become even denser as their mass increases. My bag can contain a large amount of stuff, uncountable on the fingers of my hands and my toes.
That’s all folks!
Have a nice weekend!
My tiny snowman who had a very short lifespan taught me to enjoy life and the little presents that it offers while it lasts!